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XP SP2 Firewall blocking Intranet to client machines?

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I have just upgraded my XP Pro system that has IIS installed and runs my company intranet on localhost.  When my firewall is on, no one can access the Intranet except for me since the files are physically on my computer.  All clients on the LAN get a time out and can't find the page.  When I disable the firewall everything is fine.  I see there are exceptions in the firewall settings but i'm not sure what to do there.  What can I do to allow access to the Intranet or localhost wit hthe firewall on?
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by:MrAruba
ID: 13682649
have a look at this kb from microsoft : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
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by:gillweb
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I did what it told me to do to indentify the task running but don't see anything about IIS or localhost or anything when it come to a port listening or waiting for connection?  Any other ideas or something more specific?
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by:gillweb
ID: 13682840
OK I got it.  I had to add port 80 as an exception and everything works fine now.

Close and Refund.
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by:MrAruba
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glad to be some help :-)
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by:mikeleebrla
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gillweb, why refund the points??? the referenced article told you how to add a port exception which solved your problem.
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by:gillweb
ID: 13683398
As you can see from my original question I knew about the exceptions but didn't know what to ADD to  allow access.  The article as far as I can see didn't say anything about port #80, which apparently was the info that I needed.
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by:MrAruba
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guys, guys, guys, it's almost weekend, the sun is shining, the rum is chilled and the beer ice-cold, ....

it's not about the points here, let's just be happy the problem got solved, doesn't matter how/when/what or who.

Have a nice weekend and don't forget, tomorrow BBQ at Eagle Beach, bring your swimming gear !

nice greetz,

MrAruba
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by:gillweb
ID: 13683630
If I am wrong here please tell me and I'll award the points.  I just didn't find the answer on the link you gave me so accepting that as the answer could/would possibly confuse others in the future that I found the answer there.  I agree, I could care less about the points and am willing to give them if my thinking is wrong.  Again just to clarify, in my orinignal question I state I knew about doing the exception and then my next post I said I did what the link told me to but it didn't show any answer to my problem.  I don't mean to take any credit away from anyone and appreciate the help!

P.S.  Where's the beer again?  I can't find it! :-)
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by:Chuckbuchan
ID: 13683632
Did you try , to open the port?
On TCP/IP properties click advanced then options tab.
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by:MrAruba
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gillweb, you're absolutely right, the link I provided was not enough to solve your problem, so close and refund was the correct action.

the beer is in the blue cooler :-)
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by:Chuckbuchan
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did you open the port from where I mentioned above?



On TCP/IP properties click advanced then options tab.
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by:MrAruba
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ssssstttt, he found the blue cooler, he's drunk now, he thought it was beer but actually it was a beer-rum-cranberry mix :-0
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by:gillweb
ID: 13684058
As stated above I got it to work by adding an exception to the firewall for port #80.  Thansk for your help though.  Problem has been solved.
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by:gillweb
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yummy :-)
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